Weight Loss Update

September 19, 2011 by  
Filed under Food & Recipes, General, Health and Beauty

Recently, I mentioned that I was on a weight loss mission.  My ultimate goal is to lose 65lbs so I can go shopping for the cute clothes and just feel better in general.

I have been working hard for the past 4 weeks and I have lost nearly 20lbs in that time.  I am logging all of my intake, so I can be accountable for what I eat.  You would be surprised how much you can overeat without even knowing.  For instance, I love SunChips and this peach salsa.  When you “gasp” look at the bag you will see that a serving is only 15 chips or something like that.  When you sit there and physically count your chips one by one, you will realize that this seems like a meager amount.  Normally you would just reach in the bag as much as you want until you are satisfied.

I have had to adjust the way that I eat.  If I want something sweet, I head for the fruit before I go to my next step which is chewing gum.  I will admit that I do not deny myself treats.  In fact, I made a homemade chocolate cake with chocolate icing from scratch and had one piece nightly after dinner for a few nights.  The key is moderation.

I had not been used to eating healthy, so at first a piece of fruit tasted like crap to me.  But now it is something that I crave.  If I eat a piece of chocolate and go to fruit, the fruit doesn’t taste sweet, so try to avoid high sugar foods.

I have gone from walking between 5-10 miles per day, to starting to run.  I only made it ten full minutes, before I thought I was gonna die, but it feels good do it.

My favorite snacks so far:

Sliced white peaches with a Tbs of light whip cream

SunChips Garden Salsa flavor with peach salsa

Carrots drizzled with a half tsp of green goddess dressing

Apple with 1 tbs natural no sugar peanut butter

Cranberry Rush Trail Mix from Meijer and Nutrition Nut/Fruit Mix from Planters

Canteloupe

Chocolate graham crackers with light whip cream in between, and put it in the freezer for a mock ice cream sandwich

My favorite breakfast

Maple and Brown Sugar Outmeal with Flax by Three Sisters

As for dinner, I haven’t found a favorite meal, but I tend to eat whatever is made for the family but I measure out portions.  I will drink water but sometimes I want something else and I have found that I really like the regular Vitamin Water.

What are your favorite lo cal snacks?

 

 

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Comments

21 Responses to “Weight Loss Update”
  1. sounds like your doing wonderfully I on the other hand am not but your post is motivating Thank you

  2. Sam says:

    You’re doing great! I need a little motivation…especially since I can’t think of one healthy snack right now, lol.

  3. Good job! My husband lost over 50 this past year, it has been a journey for us that is for sure!

  4. Kenda says:

    Now I can’t get rid of a craving for sunchips and white peaches!

  5. Congrats on your progress. My fave snacks are edemame, blueberries, and greek yogurt, though not together.

  6. Jessica says:

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Anne says:

    I like air popped popcorn without butter. It makes me feel full.

  8. Sounds like you are doing really well, good job!!!!

  9. blueviolet says:

    I like those snack ideas. They sound more than tasty.

  10. Dropping 20 pounds is amazing! WTG!

  11. Courtney says:

    Keep up the amazing work! I love to snack on carrots pretty boring huh lol

  12. You are doing great! I agree that keeping a food journal is so important. And some of my favorite low calorie snacks are nuts, celery, carrots, and yogurt.

  13. Marcie W. says:

    20lbs in 4 weeks? WOO HOO!! SO very happy and proud of you.

  14. Tammy says:

    We need to get together. I have had to change my eating habits and start exercising because my cholesteral is too high. I have a hard time staying away from the carbs.

  15. Kathleen says:

    Congrats! You are doing awesome. Stay away from the canteloupe for awhile though, there is some type of bacteria going around in it right now that can make you sick.

  16. Sounds like you’re doing great! I really need to get back on the weight loss wagon.

  17. 20 lbs in 4 weeks? That rocks! &Peach salsa sounds delish!

  18. Katie says:

    great job! Hope it’s still going well!

  19. Sounds like you were off to a great start! How’s it going now?

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